An Explanation of Deductibles

If you have insurance, you've certainly heard of deductibles, but you may need an explanation of deductibles all the same. After all, medical deductibles vs. copays vs. coinsurance can be confusing. And the deductible definition for auto insurance is often completely different. Basically, your deductible means the amount of money you have to pay toward repairs or medical treatments before your auto insurance company will pay the rest. If you need to know more about what a deductible is, read on.

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Michael earned a degree in Business Management with an insurance focus, which led to a successful 25-year career in insurance claims operations and support. He possesses a high-level of business acumen across multiple areas of the insurance industry. Over the course of his career, he served in multiple roles supporting claims operations including: Claims Specialist, Claims Trainer, Claim Automatio...

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UPDATED: Feb 14, 2024

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